60th Anniversary Joel Johnson Ultima?!?!

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Re: 60th Anniversary Joel Johnson Ultima?!?!

Post by BattleTrak »

I noticed Kyosho America has the #UTW015 chassis tape/protector for the JJ Ultima in stock. Get ‘em while you can.

https://kyoshoamerica.com/ultima-jj-60th-chassis-tape-utw015.html

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XLR8 wrote: Fri Aug 04, 2023 2:17 pm Good luck with your pre-orders everyone.

I've had a BBX pre-ordered with Tower since February 21st. Other retailers have received stock so I checked the status of my pre-order last week and the order has vanished from my account. I've been trying to contact Tower using their message system (our only option since they don't answer the phone) but after several attempts and waiting for over a week, I've received no reply. Maybe Tower has realized that pre-order discounts cost them money so they prefer we give up and cancel our orders so they can sell their stock at full price. Like the BBX, this JJ Ultima will be a high demand item so retailers will have no problem selling them at full price.

From my experience, Tower Hobbies is NOT reliable and they won't communicate but I hope you will have better luck with them.
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Picking mine up from the importers tomorrow 🎉🍾

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It’s here
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Pics of mine so far body, electronics and wheels to go
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She's a beaut, Clark!

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Retro rc wrote: Fri Oct 06, 2023 4:16 am It’s here
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Holy cow, why so greedy?!? You got 23 of those JJ replicas? 🤯😱🤣
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There was 30 of them in total so I was a bit slow.
Our countries allotment was 30 out of 1500 so pretty happy to have gotten 1

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How far are you going to take the project to replicate the original? Electronics, Motor, AE antenna mount, etc…?

Looking forward to seeing the finished project.

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This is no shelf queen, electronics going in will be for a runner in the pre 89 class we have over here

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Re: 60th Anniversary Joel Johnson Ultima?!?!

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Pre-89? But it's 2023.... has s slipper etc

I can look the other way though if one of your other 22 JJ buggies were to come my way.

If I ever get one, I'm going to try it out and run it like Joel did (except without his skill 😁).
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Retro rc wrote: Tue Oct 10, 2023 9:24 pm This is no shelf queen, electronics going in will be for a runner in the pre 89 class we have over here
Very Cool - Look forward to a picture of the big trophy :D
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JJ Ultima now in stock at Kyosho America. I have one on the way.
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Couldn't bring myself to do it, $100 more than the one at tower would have cost me. With the member discount and all it would have been a score but my payment method changed and their system won't allow them to change a credit card number taken several months ago that is now bad. Since they don't charge until they ship, I'm just flat out screwed. I'll sit this release out.
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Re: 60th Anniversary Joel Johnson Ultima?!?!

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I still have a preorder at Tower but wanted to make sure I get one..If I get a second from Tower that’ll be cool.

Kyosho America website shows out of stock now..that was fast. They still show 8 available on eBay though.
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